Panafrican News Agency

Coronavirus: Zambian opposition accuses WHO of frustrating Africa to find COVID-19 cure

Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – An opposition party in Zambia, Green Party, has taken a swipe on the World Health Organization (WHO) alleging that it is frustrating efforts by African countries to find a cure for the coronavirus pandemic.

Opposition leader, Peter Sinkamba, charged on Wednesday that there are alternative and complementary medicines which Africans have developed over the years and require support from the WHO.

Sinkamba said that it is not right for the UN agency to consider medicines that are developed by the Western countries as best for the entire world.

Commending Madagascar for developing COVID-Organics, a herbal cure for the coronavirus pandemic, Sinkamba stated that it is important that medicines developed by Africans based on indigenous knowledge are promoted as well.

Sinkamba who called on African countries to support each other, has also urged the Zambian Government to consider importing the herbal drug and use it to treat patients.

The WHO has warned against people using untested remedies for coronavirus.

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